Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - September 3, 2010

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SOCCER HONORS . . . Palo Alto High grad Teresa Noyola, a junior midfielder at Stanford, is the Pac-10 Women's Soccer player of the Week. Also, senior forward Christen Press was among 16 players nationwide selected as one of collegesoccer360.com's Primetime Players of the Week. Noyola scored two important goals and assisted on a game-winner to help second-ranked Stanford to a victory and a draw against nationally ranked opponents at the Carolina Nike Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C. last weekend. In a rematch of last year's NCAA Women's College Cup final, Noyola put Stanford ahead, 2-1, in the 60th minute against No. 1 North Carolina when she connected on a far-post header. Against No. 25 Duke on Sunday, Noyola ignited a Stanford rally from a 1-0 second-half deficit. First, she answered Duke's goal fewer than two minutes later with a goal of her own to switch the momentum. She later set up the winner by taking possession at midfield, running at the defense, and finding Press with a perfectly timed through pass that Press converted for the winning goal, in the 75th minute. Stanford (2-0-2) will return to action on Sept. 10 against Georgia in the first round of the Stanford Nike Invitational at 7 p.m. The Cardinal also will play Pacific on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.

SOCCER NOTES . . . Stanford sophomore Adam Jahn scored the first goal of the season in the 17th minute, but the 13th-ranked Cardinal men's soccer team never found the back of the net again in a 2-1 loss to host Vermont in a nonconference contest Wednesday. The Catamounts, who outshot Stanford 11-8, finished 1-10-5 last season, with the victory over a ranked opponent. Stanford heads to Harvard for another nonconference match Saturday . . . Menlo College opens its men's season with a 2-2 draw with visiting UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday. Ian Craig scored the equalizing goal in the final 15 minutes for the Oaks. Craig, who assisted Alex Vukic of Menlo Park to give the Oaks a 1-0 lead at the 1:26 mark, took a pass from Fermin Martinez and buried the ball into the back of the net at the 77:22 mark. Menlo hosts Hope International on Saturday at 4 p.m.

PLAYERS AND COACHES . . . The Palo Alto Knights youth football program needs Jr. Midget and Pee Wee players, ages 11-13 to fill out the 2010 rosters. Come to Palo Alto High on Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. to register, or go to the web-site at www.paknights.com. . . . Sacred Heart Prep is looking for a girls' JV basketball coach for the coming season. All interested candidates please contact Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez at 473-4031 or frodriguez@shschools.org.

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